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ze•in



Pronunciation: (zē'in), [key]
n.
1. Biochem.a soft, yellow powder of simple proteins obtained from corn, used chiefly in the manufacture of textile fibers, plastics, and paper coatings.
2. a synthetic fiber produced from this protein.

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